Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Pain Management Pain Management en-us Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:02:25 UTC Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:02:25 UTC Who Reports the Most Pain After Knee Replacement? After total knee replacement surgery, patients younger than 45 years and those aged 75 years or older seem to report more pain and less activity than their peers. 12:12 AM, Mon April 4, 2016 Patient-Provider Collaboration Can Control Breakthrough Cancer Pain Whether transient, spontaneous, or a triggered exacerbation of adequately controlled baseline aches, breakthrough pain is a difficult symptom for providers to gauge. 11:00 PM, Sun January 17, 2016 What Should Pharmacists Select for Sciatica Pain? Neuropathic pain is one of the most difficult syndromes to treat. 7:00 AM, Fri December 18, 2015 How to Counsel Patients on OTC Painkillers Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen, and other non-opioid OTC analgesics used to treat pain are particularly difficult for patients to self-manage. 9:00 PM, Thu December 3, 2015 Retrospective DUR Curbs Unsafe Opioid Combo Therapy Retrospective drug utilization review programs can reduce potentially unsafe concomitant opioid and central nervous system (CNS) medication use. 8:00 PM, Tue November 24, 2015 Sleepwalkers Hit Snooze on Pain Many sleepwalkers who injure themselves during their sleep do not experience pain until the next morning, which may lead them to the pharmacy for OTC pain relief. 8:00 PM, Wed November 11, 2015 Does Physical Therapy Timing Make a Difference in Treating Back Pain? Treating low back pain with physical therapy soon after symptoms start does not make a clinically important difference when compared with starting therapy later. 7:00 AM, Fri November 6, 2015 Child Pain Treatment Decisions Seem to Depend on Race Black children with severe pain are less likely to receive opioids in emergency rooms than white children. 9:00 PM, Thu October 15, 2015 Opioid Use During Pregnancy Has Increased Among Women Enrolled in Medicaid The portion of pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries who received a prescription for an opioid painkiller increased from 18.5% in 2000 to 22.8% in 2007, according to the results of a new study. 9:00 PM, Thu May 15, 2014 In the News: Pharmacy Organizations Urge DEA Not to Reschedule Hydrocodone Combination Products The APhA, NACDS, NCPA, and others argue that rescheduling hydrocodone combination products will impede access to the medications by legitimate pain patients while failing to stem abuse. 12:01 AM, Sat May 10, 2014 Codeine Still Frequently Prescribed to Kids in Emergency Department The rate of prescription of codeine to children in emergency departments for injuries and cough and upper respiratory infection remained the same from 2001 through 2010 despite guidelines recommending against its use for these conditions. 9:40 PM, Sun May 4, 2014 Teens Frequently Given Opioids for Headache Almost half of teenagers who had recurring headaches were prescribed opioid painkillers, with those who received care in emergency departments even more likely to receive the drugs, a new study finds. 9:23 PM, Tue April 8, 2014 Emergency Department Opioid Prescriptions Dramatically Increase The portion of emergency department visits that led to an opioid prescription increased almost 50% between 2001 and 2010 while the portion of visits that were for painful conditions barely increased. 9:00 PM, Sun March 23, 2014 Many Medicare Patients Prescribed Opioids by Multiple Providers Medicare patients who were prescribed opioids by multiple providers were more likely to be hospitalized due to adverse effects, but researchers note that pharmacists can help fix the problem. 11:49 PM, Tue March 4, 2014 Opioids Commonly Dispensed During Pregnancy Despite limited evidence on whether use of opioid painkillers during pregnancy is safe, a new study finds that approximately 1 in 7 women is exposed to the medications during pregnancy. 9:00 PM, Tue February 25, 2014 NSAIDs Not Associated with Increased Miscarriage Risk A study found no significant association between use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs by pregnant women and miscarriage, but its authors noted the need for further research. 11:44 PM, Sun February 9, 2014 The Great Hydrocodone Rescheduling Debate An expert debate on whether hydrocodone combination products should be made Schedule II drugs, as the FDA has recommended. 11:26 PM, Sun February 2, 2014 FDA Asks Health Care Professionals to Reduce Acetaminophen Doses The agency has asked prescribers not to prescribe medications containing more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dose. 4:10 AM, Thu January 16, 2014 Anesthesia-Analgesia Combination for Prostate Cancer Surgery May Improve Outcomes Patients who received lower levels of opioid painkillers due to use of neuraxial analgesia along with general anesthesia had lower levels of systematic progression and overall death than those who received general anesthesia alone. 9:00 PM, Thu January 9, 2014 Opioid Abusers Prefer Hydrocodone, Oxycodone for Different Reasons Opioid abusers who prefer oxycodone cited the quality of the high as the primary reason behind their choice, while those who prefer hydrocodone were more likely to cite its accessibility, a new study finds. 12:03 AM, Thu December 19, 2013